Scheduling Education for Some Major Changes

Scheduling Education for Some Major Changes

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world and is leaving many questions in its wake. One of the most major aspects of the effects of the pandemic is how it has affected learning and teaching and how it will continue to change teaching and learning in the future.

A main point of discussion currently is that we are at a turning point in history. As the world recovers from the pandemic, it is obvious that many decisions will have to be made to improve on the challenges the world has faced as a result of the pandemic. One of these challenges is schools rapidly moving to remote learning. After the world shifted virtually everything to digital in a matter of weeks, everyone learnt that many things are possible to do entirely online. For this reason, the world will be making some major adjustments as to how we work, learn and interact with one another.

Discussing the challenges and learning curve of shifting to remote learning.

As a result of the pandemic, education is scheduled for some massive changes:

Teaching and Learning in Fall 2020

It is hard to say what teaching and learning will look like this coming fall. However, it is possible to make some predictions.

In the fall it is very possible that schools will remain closed and continue remote learning. However, I believe that both teachers and students will be more prepared for remote learning after the summer. If classes are still being delivered remotely in the fall, I think that things will run much more smoothly than they did in the spring because both teachers and students will be able to overcome the challenges that were presented by remote learning.

Teaching and Learning in 2025

In 2025, I think that it is plausible to assume that more classrooms will become connectedED classrooms. I believe that students will remain in classrooms, as developing social skills is important. However, I think that each student will have a device in which they complete the majority of their school work on. I think this is a plausible prediction because Saskatchewan already has classrooms that resemble this model.

In conclusion, I think that the COVID-19 pandemic has alerted the world that change can be made in regards to how we interact with the world. However, I think that change in education will happen slowly and will require a lot of trial and error to find a system that works best for the upcoming generation.

4 thoughts on “Scheduling Education for Some Major Changes

  1. Hi Jordan! First off, love the Bitmojis! What a fun way to personalize your post.
    I agree with your predictions, especially about schooling come 2025. I think we have to have some sort of face-to-face learning so children can develop those necessary social skills. I wonder what your thoughts are on how today’s youth will have those social skills impacted from remote teaching we’ve had this winter? And will that change even more after a fall of remote learning as well?
    Personally I think this will have an effect on those skills. Thinking back to when I was in school, I remember coming back to school in the Fall and half of us would be like brainless zombies! I worry about how this extended time away from school will impact their learning once students do return to schools.
    Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

    1. Thanks Madeline!

      I think that remote learning is going to really hinder children’s social development and that the longer we are required to socially distance, the more harm it will cause our students.

      My boyfriend’s little sister is seven and has ADHD, so for her it is extremely important to work on her social skills as this is the area she struggles most in. I have already noticed that her behavior is becoming increasingly worse and I believe that it is because she requires the nurturing environment school gives her to cultivate positive relationships and manage her hyperactivity/irritability. I think that the sooner we are able to have students in the classroom the better because I imagine that all students are affected like her, especially those that have behavioral issues.

  2. I agree with Madeline, love your Bitmojis! I also agree with the comment you made about how there’s still a lot of “trial and error” to be made in the education world. We’ve never made this kind of leap before so there’s bound to be some kinks to work out for sure. Honestly, all we can do is try our best and work together to make this experience as beneficial to the future as possible!

    1. Thanks for your thoughts Kendyll!

      I agree. We are playing the long game and we will just have to see how things pan out from here.

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